Baby Size: A pepper
On the other hand though I don’t really believe any of these old wives tales, I’m just looking forward to the surprise when he/she arrives.
Weight gain so far: 8lbs, feel like ‘the bump’ has very much ‘popped out’ in the last week or so.
Maternity clothes: Not yet, but I’m having to use the hair bobble trick with nearly all of my jeans.
Movement: Not yet, I’ve felt what I thought have been a few tiny flutters but nothing substantial. I know it’s meant to come earlier in the second pregnancy so hoping I will start felling little kicks soon.
Cravings: Still getting through those gherkins, along with anything else sour. Grapefruit is also up there.
Lusting after: Steak & Sushi are still toping my cravings and red wine this week actually.
Sleep: Sleep has improved slightly, the dreams have definitely calmed down, but lower back ache is starting to amp up. Sleeping with a pillow under my back is my saviour at the moment.
Mood: Nearly halfway feels amazing! I know it’s all I keep saying but the time is going insanely fast!
Exercise: Still trying to stick to 4-5 workouts per week. Feeling great still at the moment, my energy levels are really high and I’m pretty much carrying on with my usual classes, gym workouts or running. I’m interested to see how things will change as I get bigger and what I will/won’t be able to do.
Birth Plan: Planning to have this little munchkin at home in a birthing pool, I had Ava in the water and couldn’t recommend it enough. I definitely wouldn’t want to try without! Still low risk so fingers crossed everything stays that way so we can go ahead with our plans.
Highlight: We heard the heartbeat last week for the first time which I loved, I remember with Ava it was such a special moment and it was just the same this time. Little miss didn’t like it much though, bless her. I think she was a little confused and she definitely didn’t like the midwife using the machine on my belly.
Will try to do another update soon 🙂 we have the 20 week scan in a couple of weeks which I’m super excited about.